via press release:
BBC AMERICA APPOINTS GINA MINGACCI TO
VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT AND CURRENT PROGRAMMING
NEW YORK, NY – September 17, 2015 – BBC AMERICA has appointed Gina Mingacci to vice president, development and current programming. Based in Los Angeles, she reports to Nena Rodrigue, head of programming and production for BBC AMERICA.
“Gina has an incredibly strong track record for sourcing, developing and producing extraordinary content and she will play an important role as BBC AMERICA continues to develop and produce unique original shows for our passionate fans,” said Rodrigue.
Previously, Mingacci was head of scripted television at Superb Entertainment, where she developed and sold both comedy and drama scripted series to HBO, Fox, Media Rights Capital, Lifetime and Lionsgate. Prior to that, Gina produced films for over 15 years and premiered features in and out of competition at the Sundance, Toronto, and Venice film festivals.
As president of production at New York-based Independent Pictures she oversaw the development and production of a large slate of films and worked with acclaimed filmmakers such as Academy Award winner Alexander Payne, Harmony Korine, Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, cult photographer Larry Clark and Tony Award winner Gregory Mosher.
A graduate of New York University’s prestigious Cinema Studies program, she began her career in the publicity department at TriStar Pictures in New York before becoming a development executive at Woods Entertainment/Miramax Films where she worked on such notable films as “Beautiful Girls,” “Citizen Ruth,” “Copland,” “Kids,” “Scream” and “Swingers.”
Today’s news comes as BBC AMERICA prepares to launch Season 9 of the hit series “Doctor Who” on September 19, followed by the October 10 debut of new original series “The Last Kingdom,” a contemporary story of redemption, vengeance and self-discovery set against the birth of England.
The network recently announced two new co-productions, “Undercover” and “Thirteen.” “ a six-part limited series from acclaimed writer Peter Moffat and starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lesterfeatures lead character Maya (Okonedo) who is about to become the first black woman to hold the highest ranking public prosecutor role in England. “ is a new original five-part mystery which follows Ivy Moxham (Jodie Comer) on the day she escapes from the cellar that has been her prison for the last 13 years.
The network also recently put a variety of projects in development including “Dirk Gently,” an adaptation of Douglas Adams’ comic novel; an untitled project from prolific filmmaker Sebastian Silva; “Moths” from Tony Wood and Cineflax; “The Greater Good” from Oscar nominated filmmaker Dana Shapiro; an untitled comic-noir thriller from Anders August; and an untitled project from Anna Winger.
About BBC AMERICA:
BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, and AMC Networks, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in almost 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.BBCAmerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting www.Press.BBCAmerica.com/ or follow us on www.twitter.com/BBCAMERICA.
About AMC Networks:
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. (NASDAQ: AMCX) owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the company operates AMC Networks International, its global division. More information is available at www.amcnetworks.com